Ok so maybe he's not an OBE but he does have a very distinguished name for a hairy little furball. Who knows? Maybe in Ewok culture that "W" in his name means he's the most heroic and resourceful Ewok alive. Kinda like George W. Bush is a resourceful Ewok...Nah, you're right. Even the Ewoks would consider themselves way smarter than W. :P
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Like: That lovable face! fur, paint, eyes, and those cute-ass gap-teeth! His face looks to be sculpted in brown, with a dark black wash and lighter brown/whitish drybrush highlights. His eyes are jet black with shiny spots painted on them, just like in Return of the Jedi, while his teeth are so tiny on this guy but yet painted so sharply.
There's even little spots of pink in his ears. And for your regular action figure, I'd say that's a little bit more than usual. But Wicket isn't just regular, is he? No siree!
Like: You gotta give it to them--Hasbro certainly didn't stop at the face when it came to detail. His fur on the rest of his body has a dark wash, while his belly patch and toes are painted a creamy white. Heck, they even painted the pads on his feet!
Like: The modern Ewok articulation. Ewoks used to be 4-points when it came to PoAs. Now look at them!
Like: The change of clothes he comes packed with. I mean really, all that jungle bashing has really got to get his hood soiled. The good thing is that they don't cover his lower body at all, so pee stains would be no problem at all, especially when Wicket's gotta go. Besides, there's always plenty of bush around Endor...
Because he managed to seduce Leia with nothing but his undergarments and spear, Wicket is the champion of his kind. And as befits a celebrated hero, Wicket's got more possessions than his kin, which means double the outfits! With the extra clothes, he's practically the Barbie doll of Ewoks.
|Beckoning you to come over? ...|
|Why he's flipping you off! The little bugger!|
Like: That all the Ewoks from different generations go well together. Unless it's the very first release, then in that case the old figure look just that--old and dated. But on their own they still look great, and on their own or in a bunch, the new Ewok figures just have amazing symmetry.
Poseability: 8/10 - As far as Ewoks go, he's got all the best articulation ever seen on Ewok figures, except he's missing a waist swivel. And I have to say that's a crucial point for Ewoks, because their cross-sections are more or less round, meaning that they'll never look cut in half when you have them turn to either side. He probably doesn't have this joint because he never had it in Jedi--Warwick Davis managed to play him without ever turning his trunk so we don't get one. :P
|Offering you a treat from his bag?|
|Why those look like a couple of...|
Just imagine if he didn't help Princess Leia but instead stabbed her in the back and brought back the spoils of his hunt back to the village. It could have happened at any time. And they were about to eat Han, Luke and Chewie before they thought ol' Goldenrod 3PO some sort of deity.
|Cutely accosting a Scout Trooper?|
|I think not!|
|All adorable and hug-able in his new clothes?|
|More like the terror of the night!|
Overall: 9.25/10 - Even though he's half the size of most other figures, Wicket is definitely a must-have for Star Wars fans both casual and hardcore. It sure looks like everyone is aware of this because you can't find him on the pegs in these parts. I'm sure glad I got him because I needed a Wicket to be my crowning jewel in my gang of Ewoks and Endor display. I'm double happy he turned out so well, so if you do see him out there, you should pick him up--he'll be easy to sell on after if you decide you don't want cuddly lil' W. anymore. As he would no doubt say, "Yub yub!"
|Startled by a noise in the forest?|
|More like startling noise when he farteth!|